This post was originally published on Forbes Jun 18, 2015
Joan Farr tells me that the IRS denial of exempt status to the Association For Honest Attorneys is another instance of an organization being persecuted because it is Christian and conservative. I contacted Ms. Farr, because I was pretty sure that PLR 201524206, a revocation of exempt status, was referring to A.H.A.!. (On the A.H.A.! website she is listed as Joan Heffington, which is the name she used while running for Governor of Kansas in the 2010 Republican primary. In her 2014 run for the Senate as an independent she went by Joan Farr. Ms. Farr is a widow and Farr was her maiden name which she has readopted.) Ms. Farr confirmed that A.H.A.! was the organization in the ruling.
We have removed the names of attorneys that we had on this list, because there are NO honest attorneys in America. Not one lawyer has joined our organization since we began in 2003, and this speaks volumes. However, if you would like a referral to a lawyer in the Wichita area that we feel you can trust, please send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be glad to assist you.
Based on the determination application and its Articles of Incorporation, the organization purposes are: a) To discourage civil litigation b) To increase public awareness of the illegal and unethical practices of many attorneys c) To reduce stress and save people money d) To keep attorneys honest e) To gain respect for the legal profession f) To improve the legal system in America g) To seek "justice for all" h) To cooperate with all public, private, religious agencies and professional groups in the furtherance of these ends i) To financially support and promote the common cause j) To solicit and receive fund for the accomplishment of the above purposes.
We strive to help people reduce stress and save money in any legal matter through alternative means of resolving issues, rather than lawsuits. In addition to referrals, we offer assistance with attorney adfficulties, education regarding the legal system, and a quick resolution of your legal matters. The A.H.A! operates from donations which are used to increase public awareness through mass mailings and the news media in an effort to discourage litigation, especially suits which are frivolous. "All donations are 100% tax deductible." We offer assistance to those members who suspect ethical violations involving attorneys, and welcome membership by those attorneys who are committed to our goals and the good of mankind. We encourage everyone to do business with attorneys who are members of the A.H.A! As an example, attorney members must vow not to drag legal matters out needlessly, refuse to allow or engage in intentional emotional distress or harassment of clients and/or witnesses, and to be loyal to truth and justice above money.
During the review of the bank statements, the agent found a check written to "cash". The memo section the check reflected "cash for campaign". The agent asked to provide the exempt purpose of this payment. said this check was for repayment of the loan.